Dollar General announced the launch of Microsoft Xbox Live PIN-on-receipt product with prepaid provider InComm, creating an easier way for consumers to purchase Microsoft Points and Xbox Live memberships.
Microsoft's Xbox game console allows users to buy games and other media by funding a wallet of Microsoft Points. Many users do this by purchasing points on a card at retail stores. Consumers can also fund purchases with credit cards, debit cards and PayPal accounts. Microsoft also sells memberships to Xbox Live, its online gaming community.
"Through Dollar General, we are proud to offer Microsoft not only its first entry into the general merchandise retailer channel, but also the implementation of the first nationally available PIN via receipt redemption for the Xbox," says Dave Etling, vice president of business and product development at InComm, in a Dec. 17 press release.
The new system uses InComm's Digital Delivery Application (DDA), allowing Xbox owners to purchase points and memberships directly at Dollar General registers.
Cashiers at the point of sale scan a bar code to generate receipts which indicate the amount of points or type of membership bought. The receipt also tells consumers how to redeem the points purchased.